How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published

This essential guide to writing short fiction takes the aspiring writer from their initial idea through to potential outlets for publication and pitching proposals to publishers.

Author: ASHLEY. LISTER

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472143787

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This essential guide to writing short fiction takes the aspiring writer from their initial idea through to potential outlets for publication and pitching proposals to publishers. Along the journey this guide considers the most important aspects of creative writing, such as character, plot, point of view, description and dialogue. All of these areas are illustrated with examples of classic fiction, and accompanied by exercises that will help every writer hone their natural skill and talent into the ability to craft compelling short stories.

Creating Short Fiction

Explains effective use of structure and pacing, and offers advice for creating realistic dialogue, plot, and characters

Author: Damon Knight

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312150946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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Explains effective use of structure and pacing, and offers advice for creating realistic dialogue, plot, and characters

Writing Selling Short Stories Personal Essays

Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them.

Author: Windy Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440350894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Write It Short, Sell It Now Short stories and personal essays have never been hotter--or more crucial for a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is a terrific way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing. Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them. You'll learn how to: • Develop different craft elements--including point of view, character, dialogue, scene writing, and more--specifically for short stories and essays. • Recognize the qualities of excellent short works, using examples from recently published stories and essays in major journals. • Understand the business of writing short, from categorizing your work and meeting submission guidelines to networking and submitting to writing contests. • Master the five-step process for submitting and selling like a pro. Featuring advice and examples from a multitude of published authors, Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays is a must-have for any writer's bookshelf.

Literary Talks on Writing Short Stories

This book is written to meet the needs of the writer who desires to know the what,
how, and why of the short story. All of the short stories I have written over the
years have been inspirational. In my earlier days of writing, I wrote several short ...

Author: Eureka F. Collins

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615794690

Category: Reference

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Literary Talks on Writing Short Stories is ideal for those new to the short story genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their writing technique. Collins provides a practical approach and addresses you directly, in a desire effort to impress upon your mind the fundamental requisites of the short story. You will learn: [What is a Short Story? [Making the Short Story Interesting [The Plot [Method of Narration [The Introduction [The Story Proper [Conclusion and Climax [The Writer's Attitude of Mind [And much, much more... This book allows you to discover the ease of short story writing and the techniques by which your ideas may be converted into a short story. This book represents an entirely new chapter in the art of short story writing. Even the experienced writer may find some helpful information and improved method in these literary talks. Eureka F. Collins is an award-winning author, short story writer, inspirational speaker, founder and director of the Living To Be With God (LV2BWGOD) Network (www.LivingToBeWithGod.Net), publisher of the network's newsletter, and the Vice President of Education for a Toastmasters Club. She is the author of the highly acclaimed nonfiction works Strong Winds Change Lives and Love Matters Most. Collins is known for writing inspirational articles and short stories that have a twist to them. Several of her short stories have been featured in three popular anthologies, as well as on FaithWriters.com. Her contributions and style has guided hundreds of writers to knowing the what, how, and why of the short story. Collins' motivating efforts toward inspiring others can be summed up in her own words: "For me, it's about writers helping writers!" She resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with her husband and their son. For more information, visit www.EurekaFCollins.com.

Writing Short Stories

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Author: Courttia Newland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257305

Category: Reference

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Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the form, personal reflections by the editors, and help getting started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by leading short story writers, including: Alison Moore, Jane Rogers, Edith Pearlman, David Vann, Anthony Doerr, Vanessa Gebbie, Alexander MacLeod, Adam Thorpe and Elspeth Sandys. PART 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and exploring your characters to beating writers' block, rewriting and publishing your stories.

A Short History of the Short Story

In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such asÿThe Arabian Nights, to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through ...

Author: Gulnaz Fatma

Publisher: Modern History Press

ISBN: 9781615991778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 46

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Worldwide Appreciation of the Short Story Form Spans Cultures and Centuries! In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such as The Arabian Nights, to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through the twentieth century and throughout the world. The elements of what makes a short story are presented along with a discussion of the difficulties in defining the genre. The short story's relation to the novel as well as its uniqueness as its own form are deftly presented. While the American and European traditions of the short story take up much of this book, the final chapter is a thorough presentation of the short story's development in India. Anyone interested in the short story--teachers, students, writers, and readers--will find this volume informative, thoughtful, and a welcome addition to our understanding of one of literature's most dynamic forms. Gulnaz Fatma is an Indian writer and author. She is a research scholar in the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. "As a fiction writer who has also taught the short story form, I was impressed by the thoroughness and insight presented in this concise book. Fatma's broad exploration of the short story form is backed by numerous supporting examples and her chapter on the short story in India will introduce many readers to that country's own literary gems." --Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author of the award-winning Narrow Lives From the World Voices Series www.ModernHistoryPress.com Literary Criticism: Short Stories Literary Criticism: Asian - General

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular is a master class in writing—especially short story writing—from the master himself.

Author: Rust Hills

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547526300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Wise advice on plot, character, and style from a legendary Esquire editor: “Every aspiring fiction writer ought to read this.” —Writer’s Digest Over the course of his long and colorful career as fiction editor for Esquire magazine, L. Rust Hills championed the early work of literary luminaries such as Norman Mailer, John Cheever, Don DeLillo, Raymond Carver, and E. Annie Proulx. His skill at identifying talent and understanding story made him a legend within the industry as an unparalleled editor of short fiction. Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular is a master class in writing—especially short story writing—from the master himself. Drawing on a lifetime of experience and success, this practical guide explains essential techniques of writing fiction—from developing character to crafting plots to effectively employing literary techniques. Clear and concise enough for any beginner but wise and powerful enough for any pro, Writing in General is a classic to be savored by both aspiring and seasoned writers.

The Best Short Stories of O Henry

A collection of 38 stories by the famous American short story writer

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Modern Library (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015032100300

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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A collection of 38 stories by the famous American short story writer

The Art Craft of the Short Story

Veteran story-writer DeMarinis provides his thoughts on various aspects of writing--plot, character, point of view--and also on not writing, which he claims is part of every writer's life and should be accepted as such.

Author: Rick DeMarinis

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110354276

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Veteran story-writer DeMarinis provides his thoughts on various aspects of writing--plot, character, point of view--and also on not writing, which he claims is part of every writer's life and should be accepted as such. DeMarinis illustrates his insights with numerous examples from many different kinds of short stories, and includes exercises for aspiring writers. - Publisher.

Short Story Writing for Profit

In America today there are thousands of persons trying to write short stories that
will sell , but a glance into the editorial offices of any large magazine publishing
house will reveal that only a scant few understand the technical part of short story
 ...

Author: Elliott Blackiston

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012380932

Category: Short story

Page: 177

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Elizabeth Bowen

Although closely related to the novels, the stories are distinct in their artistic achievement.

Author: Phyllis Lassner

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015020822485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Elizabeth Bowen is recognized as a major twentieth-century British writer. Her novels, stories, and family history, Bowen's Court, chronicle the impact of Anglo-Irish social and political upheaval on the personal lives and relations of her characters. Her novels of manners, such as The Death of the Heart (1938), expose the fragility of a traditional society in their psychological studies of men and women torn between social convention and personal expression. Her celebrated World War II fictions - the novel The Heat of the Day (1949) and stories such as "Mysterious Kor" - dramatize the tenuous psychological controls of people caught in the chaos of war. Bowen's acute analysis of individual and social psychology resonate in the works of such contemporary writers as Anita Brookner and Eudora Welty. In this first comprehensive study of Bowen's short stories, Phyllis Lassner lucidly and concisely examines Bowen's major themes and concerns. Characterized by their immediacy and what they suggest rather than state, the stories in Encounters and The Collected Stories, among others, reveal Bowen's lifelong attention to women's roles. Although closely related to the novels, the stories are distinct in their artistic achievement. In her discussions of such masterworks as "The Disinherited Summer Night" and "The Happy Autumn Fields," Lassner reveals that Bowen's most effective stories are those in which she has subtly inserted wry critiques of the role of traditional social codes in the formation of gender. This much-needed study of the short fiction includes excerpts from Bowen's own statements on writing as well as an excellent sampling of critical approaches to her work.

How to Write Short Stories

A thousand times I have been told that successful writers allow their viewpoint to
shift about in the short story , and I have been asked why it is that all the text -
books on writing declare against the shifting viewpoint . I can only reply that the ...

Author: L. Josephine Bridgart

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89003881398

Category: Short story

Page: 156

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The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell

If you've ever felt that you had a story inside you - and wanted to know how to write and get it published, this book is for you. This book is intended for amateur and professional writers who may have lost their way.

Author: Rob Parnell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499373236

Category: Reference

Page: 122

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If you've ever felt that you had a story inside you - and wanted to know how to write and get it published, this book is for you. This book is intended for amateur and professional writers who may have lost their way. It guarantees inspiration, motivation, effective ways to counter writer's block and provides you with easy, step by step instructions on how to write a short story that will sell. Rob Parnell is the respected author of 28 books on writing. Over the last eleven years Rob has taught over 100,000 students and subscribers from all over the world. His website, The Easy Way to Write, is considered one of the best writer's sites online. In The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell, Rob Parnell explains how the first and best way to progress in a writing career is to master the art of short story writing. Here's what he says: "I don't know about you but at school they told us short story writing was harder than novel writing. For a full time writer this statement is nonsense - but it does show how short story writing is respected and even regarded with some degree of awe. "The good news is that I can teach you the easy way to create a very publishable short story - and very quickly. "My short story writing course has been downloaded more than any other of my resources - something like 90,000 times in the last ten years. I've completely revised its contents and included an up-to-date listing of all the short story markets currently available to the aspiring short story writer." Here's what's included in this book: A thorough examining of the art and craft of short story writing - and how to easily make money writing short stories for publication. PART ONE: MINDSET We look at mental preparation and having the correct writer's mindset before we start. We examine time management, your self belief mechanisms, and goal setting. PART TWO: THE BASICS Here we ponder the nature of inspiration and originality. How to come up with ideas, characters and subject matter for your stories. We also discuss more specific writing issues like genre, scope, style and how to deal with them. PART THREE: Construction Time Here I introduce the 7-Step Story Generator, an easy way to come up with powerful short story ideas in less than ten minutes. In a whole new section I also show how to create instantly compelling characters. We delve in to character's agendas, their interactions, and the consequences of facing and overcoming obstacles. Plus, how to use the 5-Point Plot Structure, and create compelling stories through the use of proper style and tone, the correct point of view, tense, and the all important twist at the end of your stories. For fan fiction and romance writers I explain the '1-2-3-Bang' theory and other short story structures. PART FOUR: WRITING YOUR STORY Here we examine professional techniques like fast writing, self-editing, formatting and polishing the final edit. PART FIVE: Submitting Your Work Here we include information on how best to contact magazine and anthology editors online and off for best results.

Journal of the short story in English

The perception of the 'shortness'ofthe short story as a positive quality - rather than
a privation, a hindrance, an obstacle, ... The contributions that these four
celebrities made to "the art of writing short" are analyzed in the first two chapters
of this ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020241961

Category: Short stories, American

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The Art of Brevity

Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world.

Author: Per Winther

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The Art of Brevity gathers fresh ideas about the theory and writing of short fiction from around the globe to produce an international, inclusive exploration of the steadily growing field of short story studies. Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world. Such Anglo-American pioneers as Mary Rohrberger, Charles May, Susan Lohafer, and John Gerlach join with short fiction scholars at universities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada to build academic bridges and expand the field, geographically as well as conceptually. Contributors to the volume weave together themes of time, space, compression, mystery, reader response, and narrative closure. They discuss writers as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mavis Gallant, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Robert Olen Butler. the nineteenth-century queer short story, and contemporary Danish short shorts.

The United Stories of America

This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole.

Author: Rolf Lunden

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042006927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole. This study takes into consideration, to a greater degree than earlier criticism, the short story composite as an open work, emphasizing the tension between the independent stories and the unified work, between the discontinuity and fragmentation, on the one hand, and the totalizing strategies, on the other. The discussion of the genre is illustrated with references to numerous American short story composites.

The Art of the Short Story

But I have found that the people who don't have it are frequently the ones
hellbent on writing stories . I'm sure anyway that they are the ones who write the
books and the magazine articles on how - to - write - short - stories . I have a
friend who ...

Author: Wendy Martin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: PSU:000058730010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1670

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An ... anthology suitable for both introduction to fiction and fiction writing courses, [this text] brings you ... short stories from classic to contemporary. To illustrate the evolution of this ... genre, the stories are arranged into four historical eras, with ... introductions to each era. From short story precursors, such as Aesop's fables and fairy tales, to ZZ Packer's twenty-first-century tales of ambiguity and alienation, these stories will guide readers toward [an] understanding of the genre. -Back cover.

Writing Short Stories and Articles

Updated for the second edition, the book offers advice on: technique; targeting a manuscript; adapting style for different markets; using research material for fact and fiction; and meeting editorial requirements.

Author: Adèle Ramet

Publisher:

ISBN: 1857037405

Category: Creative writing

Page: 152

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An accessible guide to writing short stories and articles. Updated for the second edition, the book offers advice on: technique; targeting a manuscript; adapting style for different markets; using research material for fact and fiction; and meeting editorial requirements.

Writing the Short Story

The writing of fiction is not a mechanical exercise, a trick of assembling the
various technical parts to form a pattern. Nor are these illustrative stories meant to
serve as paradigms that short story writers should emulate. Far from it. The writer
 ...

Author: Charles Irving Glicksberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003939777

Category: Short story

Page: 288

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Short Stories for Study and Enjoyment

WRITING SHORT STORIES The student who really desires to understand how
short stories are written can do nothing better than to write some of his own . If he
will write a few stories , and write them conscientiously , he will find that he ...

Author: Harold Thomas Eaton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049240273

Category: Short stories

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